Welcome to This Week in Raptr, your weekly summary of upcoming community events and top discussions happening on Raptr.com!
Raptr Q&A: Dead Island: Riptide
This week we’ve got Dead Island: Riptide’s Creative Producer Anthony Cardhai taking the Raptr Q&A hot seat. Anthony will be on hand to answer all your zombie-vacation-related questions this Friday, May 3rd, from 8AM to 4PM PT.
Tune in for more details.
Star Trek Online: Legacy of Romulus Exclusive Preview
Trekkies! Boldly go where you’ve never gone before with Star Trek Online’s Community Manager Brandon Felczer as he previews STO’s latest expansion, Legacy of Romulus, on Raptr’s Twitch channel this Saturday, May 4th, from 11AM-1PM PT.
Throughout the live developer demo, the team will give away three Starter Packs and the lavish Legacy Pack, which includes nine Romulan ships, personnel, and much more ($181 value) during the Twitch live stream on our Raptr channel, so stay tuned!
Dust off your 2012 gaming library and unlock some achievements for a chance to win a game of your choice! You have until now till the end of May to finish up last year’s pile of shame. Read about the contest details, including the qualifying games, in this post here.
Raptr Champions! Join Raptr staff and community members for a night of legendary takedowns on Friday, May 3rd from 3-6PM PT. You can show up in our Raptr Twitch channel chat for an invite or simply leave your in-game names in the post thread here. Raptr’s very own hacky, burn, and LinkSmash will be commentating community matches, playing with Raptr members, and giving away some Raptr plushies during the live stream so be sure to stay tuned!
Halo 4 FFA Tournament
Spartans! Raptr All-Star Kaz is rounding up the best of the best of Raptr’s Halo 4 community’s for a Free-For-All Tournament on Friday, May 3rd. Read about the tournament details and sign up for the 32 player onslaught here. We’ll award dinos to those who place in the top 3, with the overall winner earning a copy of FORGE for the PC. Good luck to all!
Rank up and earn our latest Raptr Rewards with AirMech, Blacklight: Retribution, Rift, and World of Warcraft now! Act fast — you’ve got limited time to redeem your Raptr Rewards before these offers expire.
Be sure to keep an eye on our Rewards page as we’ve got quite a few exciting rewards coming soon!
Raptr Spring Theme Contest Ending Soon
You’ve got until this Wednesday, May 1st so hurry up and get your final entries in! Gamers! Artists! MS Paint dabblers! Raptr’s looking for some new Raptr themes that will make user dashboards shine! Show your skills and submit your entries now for a chance to win a Raptr backpack, plushie, and shirt!
Honest opinion by AAmetalchick
You won’t find any hate here. Raptr user AAmetalchick just wants to know if you’d rather play Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Battlefield 3, or Halo 4? Personally speaking, I’ve played Halo 4 more than the other games.
Good older/obscure RPGs? by Mortilect
Silver, IceWind Dale, and Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura are some of the good and obscure games Raptr user Mortilect is looking forward to playing. If you know of some unique RPGs not mentioned yet, be sure to give your input. And if you’re looking for something classic and new to play, be sure to read through the comments!
Borderlands 2 — Broken game or whiny players? by LyricalFreak28
Gearbox has been fairly good about fixing glitches in Borderlands 2 since the game launched. Even though there are still many very well known issues that need to be resolved, Raptr user LyricalFreak28 is glad that updates are constantly rolling out, but is definitely tired of players complaining that Borderlands 2 is a broken game. Read the heated debate or share your thoughts in the discussion now.
How did you get your gamer name? by CamVII
Do you use your real name in your gaming handle or perhaps you just like cheese so much that you named yourself after the dairy product? Shed some light on your gaming handle origins and read about the wacky ways people came up with their gamertags.